Team preview: Texas Tech

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2005-06 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 19, 2005, 4:39 PM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of October 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

Nine wins. An RPI rating of 182. Last place in the Big 12.

That was the state of Texas Tech men's basketball on March 23, 2001, the day Robert Montgomery Knight accepted the head coach's job.

Four years to the day later, Knight was coaching the Red Raiders in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. And while they lost that day, 65-60, to West Virginia, it takes nothing away from the remarkable turnaround.

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